Thornbury Town suffer postponements
November has proved to be a frustrating month for Thornbury Town with all three scheduled first team matches having been postponed.
At the start of the month Thornbury made the trip to league leaders Cheltenham Saracens, only to find when they reached the ground that travellers had set up camp in the stadium car park and ground, giving the referee no alternative other than to postpone the game. Town were then due to visit Newent Town the following Tuesday evening but this game was also postponed as Newent’s floodlights had not yet been erected.
The next weekend saw Town make the trip into Wiltshire to visit Pewsey Vale. However heavy rain on the motorway did not bode well and as the team bus pulled into the car park the match referee called the game off due to the waterlogged state of the pitch which he felt was unsafe for players and officials.
Thornbury are hopeful that the local derby against Tytherington Rocks will go ahead. Having had two convincing victories against Rocks this season, Town go into the game with confidence although their opponents will be very much an unknown quantity having made a number of new signings recently.
The Hellenic cup draws have been kind to Thornbury having been drawn at home in both the Supplementary Cup and the Floodlit Cup as the opposition in both fixtures have to make long journeys. In the Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup Town have been drawn at home to Surrey side Virginia Water, who play in the Premier Division, on Saturday 1 December. In the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup they are at home to AFC Aldermaston from Berkshire, that game is scheduled for Tuesday 11 December, with a 7:45pm kick off.
Meanwhile in the league, Town have continued to maintain their good start to the season, finding the net on a regular basis. Having beaten Tytherington 6-0 in front of a large crowd at the Mundys with Marcus Wormwell and Luke Franklin both netting twice and a goal from Asher Budd and an own goal, Thorns travelled to Newent for the first time. Again they found the net on a regular basis winning 6-2 with last season’s leading scorer Craig Lancastle grabbing a hat-trick and Toby Bennett, Pete Fowler and Matt Davis also scoring.
A home fixture against Newent in midweek saw another Town victory but this time a more conservative 2-0 with Craig Lancastle and Marcus Wormwell scoring the goals.